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hids4u retrofit bi-xenon kit advice needed

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by skanky, Sep 13, 2006.

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    http://www.hids4u.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=44

    the above link is for a H4 bi-xenon kit.

    my car is a 1999 a3 1.8t sport (pre-facelift obviously), it has 3 bulbs: 1 sidelight, 1 dipped, 1 main/fog bulb, so im using a H4/H7 combo, so i looked at this kit instead: http://www.hids4u.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=332 which is the standard xenon fit with a choice of bulbs. however the blurb for it says:
    ..so the first part they dont recommend this std H4 xenon kit because its for dipped xenon with halogen main beams (which i have?), but then right after they recommend the bi-xenon kit unless the car has seperate main beams (which i also have, but the bi-xenon is 2x H4 fittings, not 1xH7, 1xH4 that i require).

    based on the contradicting/confusing info they've provided, what sort of kit do i need/want?

    (argh!)

    also whats the difference between a "projector style" headlamp and a "standard reflective headlight" look like, how can i tell the difference as apparently std reflective headlights can be converted, whatever that means?
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    Basically you need the H7 kit. It will work OK in the standard lights, but facelift units are much better as they are projectors, not reflectors.

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    any way of changing the pre-facelift lights to be projectors instead of reflectors (without having to buy an expensive new headlight unit, assuming they fit)
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    i got pattern replacement facelift lights for £110 deliverd from Germany!
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